So for the past year or so, I've been suffering from nausea triggered by anxiety and it is starting to really bum me out (to put it lightly).
Usual routines like going to work, going out to eat is fine, but whenever I have to go somewhere unfamiliar or do something I am uncomfortable with, it seems to come on 100% of the time. Some examples of situations where I have had to hold in puke (like in the old bugs bunny cartoons where he turns green and puts two fingers on his mouth)
- In line for a roller coaster at Disney Land
- At the train station on my way to an important job related event (on two separate occasions)
- Generally when I am under extreme stress
The feeling I get is at first just general anxiety, followed by an unpleasant feeing in my throat like someone is sticking their finger to trigger my gag reflex, then I feel my stomach muscles tighten and I dry heave (or just hold in the puke)
Does anyone have similar symptoms especially the unpleasant feeling in the throat? Do you have any advice for short term solutions?
In the long term I am speaking with my doctor, and I am trying to improve my eating habits and exercise more.
I should also mention I do drink about 3 beers everyday.